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- 1 English citations of Latin
- 1.1 Adjective: of or pertaining to Latin language
- 1.2 Adjective: of or pertaining to Latin script
- 1.3 Adjective: of or pertaining to ancient Rome or its empire
- 1.4 Adjective: of or pertaining to Latium
- 1.5 Adjective: of or pertaining to the people or culture descended from ancient Romans and their empire
- 1.6 Adjective: of or from Latin America or Latin American culture
- 1.7 Adjective: of or pertaining to the Roman Rite
- 1.8 Noun: person native to ancient Rome or its empire
- 1.9 Noun: person who is descended from ancient Rome or its empire
- 1.10 Noun: person from Latin America
- 1.11 Noun: person adhering to Roman Catholic practices
- 1.12 Proper noun: language of the ancient Romans
English citations of Latin
Adjective: of or pertaining to Latin language
- 1948, L. E. Elliott-Binns, The Beginnings of Western Christendom, page 257
- Africa was the natural leader because there the number of Christians who were of Roman origin and Latin speech was probably far greater than in so cosmopolitan a city as Rome.
Adjective: of or pertaining to Latin script
- 1968, Mladen Bošnjak, A Study of Slavic Incunabula, page 62
- The Croatian incunabula printed in Latin letters are indubitably the products of a very modest establishment.
Adjective: of or pertaining to ancient Rome or its empire
- 2000, T. M. Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland, page 176
- The earliest Latin culture of Ireland was heavily indebted to that of Britain […]
Adjective: of or pertaining to Latium
- 1913, Oscar Browning, A General History of the World, page 151
- From the Campagna and the Latin hills, the flame of rebellion spread to Antium and Terracina, and to the most remote allies of the Romans, the cities of the Campanian plains.
Adjective: of or pertaining to the people or culture descended from ancient Romans and their empire
- 2002, Dean Foster, The Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America, page 11
- Therefore, although Portugal is a Latin culture, the significant African influence in Brazil creates a culture that cannot be defined simply as Latin; consequently, Brazilians prefer to define themselves as South American […]
Adjective: of or from Latin America or Latin American culture
- 2008, Michael Miller, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History, page 254
- As such, today's Latin music is a synthesis of European, African, and the few indigenous elements that remain.
Adjective: of or pertaining to the Roman Rite
- 1901, John Hackett, A History of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, page 117
- The Latin bishop now took the Greek bishop by the hand and conducted him to his throne […]
Noun: person native to ancient Rome or its empire
- 1833, Philipp Buttmann (translated by Edward Robinson), A Greek grammar for the use of high schools and universities, page 23
- This appears incontestably from the manner in which the Latins wrote Greek words and names […]
Noun: person who is descended from ancient Rome or its empire
- 1933, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 'All I Survey': a book of essays, page 148
- No ; the test of the contrast between modern Latins and modern Teutons is exactly like the test of the contrast between modern Latins and ancient Latins.
Noun: person from Latin America
- 1922, William Edmund Aughinbaugh, Advertising for trade in Latin-America, page 150
- In the use of patent medicine the average Latin resembles the American of fifty years ago, who generally had a bottle of some concoction on which he depended whenever he felt out of sorts.
Noun: person adhering to Roman Catholic practices
- 1853, William Palmer, Dissertations on Subjects Relating to the "Orthodox" or "Eastern-Catholic" Communion, page 118
- The modern Latins have been in the habit of blaming the Greek and other Eastern Liturgies for not consecrating by the recital of OUR SAVIOUR'S words of Institution […]
Proper noun: language of the ancient Romans
2005, Michael D. Fortescue, Historical linguistics 2003: selected papers from the 16th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Copenhagen, 11-15 August 2003, edition illustrated, John Benjamins Publishing Company, ISBN 9781588115867, page 137:
- Schøsler (2001) studies the expression of the category of definiteness (and the rise of the definite article) from Latin to Modern French, showing the evolutions along the sucessive synchronies of the same language (Classical Latin, Late Latin, Old French, Early Modern French, Modern French).
- 2010, Elizabeth Heimbach, A Roman Map Workbook, page 134
- Like Copernicus and Galileo, Johannes Kepler was a renowned astronomer who wrote in Latin.